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To the Editor.–I read with interest the report by Alexander Nehme, MD (Archives 1980;115:1194-1196). Scrutiny of the abstract disclosed a last sentence that began, "We conclude...." On examination of the author's by-line, I found only one name. As a long-time reader of Mark Twain, may I suggest that the pronoun "we" be restricted to (1) groups, (2) heads of state, (3) newspaper editors, and (4) persons with tapeworms.
Possibly Dr Nehme qualifies as one or more of these, and, if so, excuse this letter.
WARD CF. To We or Not to We. Arch Surg. 1981;116(7):970–971. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1981.01380190094025
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